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Wellesley News 



NUMERO UNO, VOLUME ^Tf r2 



ONE MILE EAST OF NATICK 



DECEMBER 6. 1974 




Res Policy seeks to allay fears 



Nan Richard 76 



Wellesley Junior, Quasi: Moc Do, deiigiits In her new single, Galen Tower 311. It's not very big she admits, 
but "you know whal Freud says ahout Towers," 

"Nice guy" named dorm head 



BY BIG FLO 76 



Jim Bacchus, one of ihc 
Schneider supervisors, has been 
hired as a Head of House starting 
next September. 

When Mr. Bachus applied last 
year he didn't ihinic thai he could 
have a chance al the position. "I 
wasn't realty making any state- 
ment on liberation or afTirmativc 
action or anything. 1 just Ihoughl 
that 1 had something lo ofTer the 
dorms." 

"Anyway. I didn't think they'd 
give it to me, because of the 
problems with a single male as the 
head of a dorm. Bui I guess they 
assumed that Wellesley women 
can handle just about anything." 

NEWS spoke with Joyce 
Wadlingion. Director of 
Residence, about the appoint- 
ment. 



"We had a tough time making 
this decision," said Ms. 
Wadlingion. We didn't quite 
know how the Administration 
would react," 

But President Newell applauds 
the decision. "ARlrmative action 
doesn't end in the classroom," 
President Newell stated, "Now 
we can truly slate that we are a 
college which honors the prin- 
ciples of affirmative action, rather 
than mouthing idle rhetoric." 
WHICH DORM? 

Joyce Wadlington feels that the 
decision was a good one. "Jim is a 
sensitive, nice guy. I think that the 
students in his dorm will gel along 
wilh him." 

But the decisions haven't 
stopped yel. Now, Joyce and the 
Res Policy Committee must 
delcrmine the dorm in which Mr. 
Bacchus will be placed. There are 



a number of choices, as several 
heads of house will be leaving for 
one reason or another. 

Joyce says that she will make 
the decision over January vaca- 
tion and will announce it 
sometime in early February after 
a Res Policy Committee meeting. 



Because of the violence and 
radicalism that permeated univer- 
sities during the late sialics, many 
parents have expressed concern 
regarding the effects of college on 
their daughters. To prevent any 
misunderstandings, Residence 
Policy Commitlec will rcinstitute 
an age old Wellesley tradition. 
Beginning next fall, the parents of 
all freshmen will receive a per- 
sonal letter illuminating 
Wellesley's educational 
philosophy and describing 
residential life on campus. The 
following are excerpts from the 
correspondence. 

"Your daughter has been 
assigned a place in Wellesley 
College for the coming year. This 
has been done with the full un- 
derstanding that she has good 
health; good intellectual ability; 
thorough preparation to meel our 
published requirements and that 
she comes with an earnest desire 
to do faithful work and to govern 
herself in honest conformity to the 
spirit and laws of the institution. 

We are convinced that a college 
education is per se physically 
beneficial, and that ill health in 
college is usually caused by 
carelessness and disobedience of 
the laws of health before entering 
college. We cannot, therefore 
receive any who are in delicate 
health, or are nervously exhausted 
by social dissipation or intellec- 
tual overwork. Those who come in 
good physical condition will 
almost invariably increase in vigor 
if they conscientiously follow the 
College Physicians instructions. 
This subject is one of such vital 
imparlance to the life of the 
college and the evils are so great 
which threaten the interests of 
educated women, that we ask no 
student to enter our ranks unless 
she is willing to pledge her honor 



to faithfully keep the Health 
Regulations. 

Gymnastic exercise twice each 
week will be required of all 
students during the winter 
months. On regular days of prac- 
tice they will be excused from one 
half hour of their exercise in the 
open air: Otherwise, students are 
required lo exercise not less than 
one hour daily in the open air. 

Students must be present punc- 
tually at meals. They will neither 
bu^ receive, nor appropriate con- 
fectionery, or eatables of any kind 
not provided for them by the 
College at regular meals. 

At the ringing of the last bell at 
10 p.m.. studenU will promptly 
extinguish their lights, retire and 
preserve quiet through out the 
building. No lights will be used 
between this time and the rising 
bell at 6:15 a.m. 

We expect the students to make 
their social life secondary when in 
college. While calls from the fami- 
ly are a recreation and a delight, 
numerous calls from mere ac- 
quaintances will only exhaust 
their strength and waste their time 
and are to be discouraged. Visits 
are neither made nor received on 
Sunday, and under all ordinary 
circumstances only on Monday, 
the regular recreation day. 

Those living at suitable dis- 
tances can go home occasionally 
during the term, if they lose no 
college work. They can leave on 



Monday morning and return in 
time for college exercises on Tue^ 
day moinir.g and once each term 
can spend Sunday at home. They 
cannot attend opeics and theatres 
in Boston and are urged to 
carefully forego all excitcmem 
and dissipation as an interference 
with the highest degree of health 
and mental development. 

Wc cannot express too strongly 
our disapprobation of elaborate 
wardrobes: not only as entirely 
unnecessary, but in poor lastc for 
students, and most ungenerous 
toward those who cannot afford 
them. We wish the distinctions of 
the college to rest on nothing hui 
good character, thorough 
scholarship and fine manners. Tht 
entire apparel should be Ijghi, 
loose and in every way comfor- 
table. Overshoes, rubber boois 
and two pairs of thick walking 
boots should be provided. 

Students will bring for their 
ovm use, six sheets and pilloA 
cases, towels, napkins, a napkin 
ring and a teaspoon. 

Please be very careful that your 
daughter is not exposed to any 
contagious disease before coming 
to Wellesley and be sure that she 
has been thoroughly vaccinated." 

Alice E. Freeman, President of 
Wellesley College in 1886, and tht 
author of this letter would turn 
over in her grave if she could sec 
us now! The times, they are .1 
changin! 



Faculty, students interact 




Jim Bacchus, new Head of House. 



Editor's Note: After a lot of an- 
noyance and undue prodding from 
a bunch of meddling ... no, after 
the Leadership Conference this 
fall recommended that, to 
facilitate Faculty-Student 
relationships, NEWS initiate a 
Faculty-Student Interaction 
column. Any resemblance to fic- 
lilious characters was a blunder 
on the part of the NEWS staff. 
This is the Real McCoy. 

— Peter Lieberman, of the 
Chemistry Department has 
offered to throw champagne 
suppers for interested students as 
a means of facilitating Faculty- 
Student interaction. Aside from 
disseminating the basic rules of 
etiquette, Mr. Lieberman will lead 
discussions on the process of 
fermentation and the properties of 
C02. .^ny students interested in 
attending the first of these 



Arthur Gold, of the 
Educational Research and 
Development Committee has 
announced that there will be a 
tVHY DEN BEAUX weekend 
next scmcslcr. Sponsored also 
by the Religion Department 
and the Wellesley Committee 
to choose a look alike for you 
know who. 



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dinners, please contact Vic Baras, 
simmeltier, in Green Hall, 

— Judy Burling, Assistant 
Professor of Physical Education 
gives us the run-down on last 
Monday's stu dent- faculty 
recreational volleyball game in 
Mary Hem. The teams were rail- 
ed as usual, but, also as usual, the 
students lost out. After one 
hapless sophomore missed her 
54th spike of the day, Harold 
Wilcox of the Mathematics 
Department, said, "If you are 
anything at math like you are al 
volleyball, I guess I'll never sec 
you in one of my classes," 

Helene Smookler saved thed:i) 
when she ofTercd the sobbing 
sophomore a job checking fool- 
notes for Helene's next big papei. 
due last October 15. 

Doug Bush, Norton Rubens- 
tein. Ken Van der Laan, and 
Shana made up the usually large 
contingent from the Biology 
Department. All of them agree 
that playing volleyball with 
students was more fun than cut- 
ting up rats and watching diving 
beetles. 

Ms. Burling took away one of 
Nbrecna Schlcp's gym credits 
when Noreena collapsed lo iht 
floor bleeding after sustaining a 
compound fracture of the sternum 
from one of Jim Loehlin's spike 
Said Ms. Burling, "She kno« 
that we aren't to stain the gy" 
fioors."— Freeman Hall has in- 
siitulcd a new concept of an oW 
Wellesley tradition-they have sub- 
stituted for faculty shecry dinner. 
a private happy hour. We've sW 
Dan Nedland there. ia"<in? 
animatedly about minerals, faol'*- 
and other geological esoleri« 
Skeptical juniors prefer TSI ■ 
however, with its regular crowo- 

— I promised I wouldn't do ii 
Aren't you glad, olc pal? 

— Would whoever from the A" 
Department left their louK 
monogrammed Km in Pal Kell) ^ 
room in Mungcr. please claim 1 
at the Info Box? . 

— As for the bulk of '"^ 
tenured faculty, they're all "i 
publishing books - 
something. 



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HOUSING 
FOR SECOND SEMESTER: 

House in Wellcslcy has plenly 
of room for a Wellesley student 
who wants to live off-campus 
next semester but needs to stay 
very near campus. House is 
right by carriage entrance, on 
Weston Road. For further in- 
formation, Call Carrie Van der 
Uan at 235-3917. 



The English Department would 
like to call lo the attention of 
all students thai it is still possi- 
ble to enter English 318 (The 
Bloomsbury Group) and 
English 315 (Victorian Poetry). 



The Economics Department 
is happy lo share with you the 
information that two of its 
members have been elected lo 
very high national oflices in the 
American Economics Associa- 
tion. Martin Bronfenbrenner, 
Calkins Visiting Professor of 
Economics has been elected 
Vice-President for next year. 
Carolyn Shaw Bell has been 
elected as a member of the Ex- 
ecutive Committee. 

It is unusual for any 
Economics Department in a 
liberal arts college to have a 
single member as an ofliccr of 
the American Association. 
That we should have two is a 
dislinct honor. 



RESIDENCE CONTRACT 
MEETING 

Wednesday, 
December II, 7 p.m. 

Representatives of the 
Residential Policy Commitlee 
will be present to gather feed- 
back on the proposed contract. 
Students from all halls are en- 
couraged to attend one of the 
five area meetings in Freeman, 
Severance, Shafer. and 
Cazenove, 



CLASSROOM 
LECTURE-DISCUSSION 

Introductory Ecology-Bio 201 
December 10 — 10:00 a.m. 
138 Sage Hall 

Lunch in a dorm with speaker. 
Ms. Amy Schoencr of Harvard 
University at 12:30 p.m. 



WASHINGTON INTERNS 

SUMMER 197S 

Mary Ann Alford 
Mary Anna Anderson 
Cecelia Conrad 
Florence Ann Davis 
Marcia Goldman 
Elisabeth Hair 
Cindy Israel 
Adrienne Jamieson 
Sandra Medallia 
Madaline Minichiello 
Indrani Mukharji 
Paula Penn 
Elin Schriver 
Amy Vogelgesang 
Melissa Weiksnar 
Vicki Weil 

CONGRATULATIONS!!! 




NEED A PLACE TO 
STAY IN JANUARY? 

But not on campus? Willing to 
pay very reasonable rent and 
maybe some optional babysit- 
ting? Large house in Wellesley 
has room for 2-3 students for 
ihe entire Winter Break. For 
information: Call Carrie Van 
der Uan at 235-3917. 



Ms. Helcne Smookler, of the 
Political Science Department 
has announced Ihe names of 
next summer's Urban Interns; 

BOSTON: 

Wendy Ball '77 
Carol Head '76 
Pam Spratlin '76 
Maureen Sullivan "76 
Sandra Rovit '76 
Thelma Woods 76 

LOS ANGELES: 

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Helen Clement '76 
Lai-Chan Tan ' 76 
Deborah Powell '76 
EIneita Hulchins "77 
Mar>' Konsoulis '76 

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CENTENNIAL 

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The following students have 

been selected to sit on ihe 

Centennial Commencement 

Committee for the Class of 

1976: 

Susan Challenger 

Lily Chin 

Florence Davis 

Susan Day 

Marie Hinman 

Madaline Minichiello 

Bclh Morgenslem 

Regina Robinson 

Maureen Sullivan 

Linda Ury 



ANOTHER THANK YOU BOX: To Polly Ralhcrfart and 
Amelia UpLate for letting me in when I kick. To the ladies in 
the Post office who always wait until I've left to laugh. To Sue 
Fcdp for strength during Senate. To Ellen Rosendale and the 
nonsmokers. And most of all. to Ninochka, who listens lo 
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Harrad Experiment: Ithaca tries swap 



ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) —An 18- 
year-old freshman girl who room- 
ed with a young man for a weelt 
afler drawing his name from a 
grab bag says suspicious minds 
and too much publicity ruined the 
program at Ithaca College. 

"Ii worked very well until the 
press got a hold of it," the young 
woman, who declined use of her 
name, said Thursday. "It was a 
big mess then." 

The program was called SWAP 
— Switch With Another Person. 
"The basic idea behind it was to 
gel people to learn about each 
olher and lo meet new faces," said 
ihe girl who participated along 
wilh about 50 other students. 



On Wednesday, the students 
announced that they were "post- 
poning" the program afler being 
informed that college officials 
were ready to act against them. 

Sex was not the object of the ex- 
periment, said the freshman girl. 
"At (he beginning, we told them 
(participants) if they were in- 
terested in being in this just 
because they wanted someone of 
Ihe opposite sex. then we told 
Ihcm to get out because that's not 
what it's all about," she explain- 
ed. 

Students were matched up 
when names were picked out of 
grab bags. The experiment ended 
Monday and students were set to 



try another week with new room- 
mates when college officials warn- 
ed that students could be 
prosecuted by the College Judicial 
Board. The board is composed of 
administrators, faculty, staff, and 
students. 

"Any experiments involving 
cohabitation arc considered by the 
college to be in violation of hous- 
ing regulations," the statement 
read in part. "Failure on the part 
of any students to comply with 
this order will result in prosecu- 
tion under the College Judicial 
Board." 

"The SWAP program is not 
related to any kind of sexual ex- 
perimentation," said a statement 



released Wednesday by the 
students. , 

■ Many of the participating 
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freshman girl said, "It was un- 
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The Sensueless College 



The Sensueless College 



A. Wellesley Woman's 

Guide To. 

Wellesley 



As promised by our College 
Government, Wellesley will soon 
have a course guide. Bui lacking 
an acceptable formal could be ihe 
final stumbling block toward 
fuiniling the promise. Therefore, 
a standardized form is presented 
below (with optional personalized 
commenls). 

EXAMPLE 1: Anyone enrolled 
in (course) knows that lo and so 
craves unadulterated academic 
bu-lingo. For a guaranteed A. go 
Ihe standard paper route. Take an 
idea from lecture and elaborate. 
(so and so) is known to comment 
profusely on such papers to the 
lune of "Good idea" or "Incisive 
ihinking — keep it up." (It is 
always reassuring to see great 
ideas acknowledged by their 
authors.) 

Exams are a breeze. Same 
strategy for papers holds here. 
Lectures are necessary only to 
pick up the ideas for papers and 
exams. 

(so and sot is always available 
for a brief chat. In general, 
(course) is a pleasant experience, 
accused by a few of being 
educational, recognized by mosl 
lo be a handsome embellishmcnif 
to any student's transcript, 

EXAMPLE 2: fjo onrf lo) ad- 
mitted that when she look 
(course) in her old Wellesley days, 



she barely scraped by with a B-. 
Consequently, she's determined to 
give students that same feeling of 

challenge Ihal she once experienc- 
ed. (For that we should suffer?) In 
short, the course is a bitch, with 
1000 pages of reserve room 
reading every week (The reading 
is O.K., it's the reserve room 
that's Ihe problem.) 

Standards for papers are high. 
For example, a comment of "ex- 
cellent" rates a B. In spile of this 
drawback, (so and so) could be a 
source of a great recommendation 
as she is highly acclaimed in her 
Held. Favorite things: butter 
creams and maple walnut ice 
cream. 

Medical Alert: 
The Plague of 
Tower Court 

Faster than Ihe speed of Simpson 
Infirmary, an unidentified "bug" 
swept through the hallowed halls 
of Tower, incapacitating a 
staggering 30 percent of the 
residents. Although al) signs and 
symptoms pointed toward a i^ar 
case of food poisoning, Dr. 
Weeder held to ihe initial (of- 
ficial) statement that it was indeed 
a "virus." 

Incubation periods aside, the 
bug leaped from room to room, 
striking unrelentlessly in ihe 
already abused stomach and in- 
testines of Tower Court residents. 
Sign-up sheets were posted next to 
the "Standing Room Only" signs 
oulsidc the few bathrooms. 



anonymous (she already was) was 
that the virus she was studying for 
her 370 leaked out of the culture 
dish and into the main water supp- 
ly leading from Paramecium 
Pond. Still the question remains, 
why was Munger not struck? 

In answer to this question Dr. 
Kegly was reported lo have said, 
"Ah, they're probably all 
pregnant." Righi on. Doc. 

Ironically, Tower Court, noted 
for putting the proverbial thorn in 
the Director of Residence's 
proverbial side, was hardest hit. 
Scientists and social scientists in 
Ihe dorm were crossing traditional 
disciplinary barriers \c{\ and 
right in an attempt to unravel this 
baffling mystery. 



Men In Drag: 

It Bombed In 
London 



Nincly-one years ago, Gilbert 
and Sullivan opened their new 
opera "Princess Ida or. Castle 
Adamant." A new Gilbert and 
Sullivan was always a treat for the 
London gentry, so it is not too 
surprising lhal a full two days 
passed before the audience began 
to admit lo themselves and lo 
each other that the opera was a 
bomb. 



friends dress up as women, At 
first the women are fooled by ihc 
three. But when one of the young 
men recognizes his long lost sister 
and cannot resist offering a hearty 
Hello — how are ya?, the disguise 
falls. 



Inside the 

Wellesley NEWS: 

Myth or Macho 



Barnut Molar Lecturer 
Morton Gulh 

Speaks on Detente 



The But TiKiWfr 

A Dip tu PnRf^MECI 




Some students were found sil- 
ting passively in their rooms 
waiting for the bug to strike them. 
On further questioning, these 
students admillcd lo pulling a few 
all-nighters lo gel ahead in their 
work, to be prepared for ,.. the 
plague. 

One explanation recently ad- 
vanced by a senior biology major 
who hds asked lo "remain" 



"The Russians need detente 
more than we do. I say 'Let 'em 
eat borscht."' 

"But Mr. Gulb, isn't this a 
rather superficial interpretation of 
world diplomacy?" 

"Certainly not. Next to all- 
American whole wheal bread, 
borscht is the main staple in the 
Soviet Union, Borscht once a day 
happens to be a very sophisticated 
strategy, devised by a friend al 
Brookings, to keep the Sovicls 
content with Ihe life within their 
borders," 

"What do you see as the pur- 
pose of a diplomat like Henry 
Kissinger?" 

"My reliable Slate Department 
source tells me that some of the 
leaders aren't content with 
borscht alone. They also want 
pastrami on rye. Somebody has lo 
deliver and Kissinger raised his 
hand first," 

"Wouldn't Agriculture 
Secretary Buiz be the man for 
that job?" 

"Perhaps in theory, but as they 
say in the old country, 'He-ah no- 
yh lik:i p,islrami," 



While this phenomenon, in 
itself, is interesting, the relevance 
lo our life today is the plot. (Any 
similarities to a certain show per- 
formed this fall by juniors is coin- 
cidental.) 



Princess Ida runs a women's 
university with a hundred 
students, on the principle that 
"Man's a ribald — Man's a 
rake/Man is Nature's sole mis- 
take," In fact. Princess Ida is so 
dedicated to a woman's world lhal 
"All the animals She owns are 
'hers'!". The women do nol even 
have a rooster lo wake Ihem up. 
instead "ihe Growing's done by an 
accomplished hen," 



Life goes on quite peacefully for 
Ihe women until Princess Ida's 
husband Hilarion (whom she 
married al age one) decides he is 
at Ihe ripe age to claim his bride 
of twenty years. To infiltrate the 
walls of the university ("The ob- 
ject of these walls is nol so 
much/io keep men off as keep 
maidens in!"), HiLirion and two 



Meanwhile, Hilarion's father 
Hildebrand storms Ihc gales of 
Castle Adamant Univ. to rein- 
'force his son's mission. The 
women take up iheir position 
along Ihe outer walls, armed with 
battle axes, in this black hour. 
Princess Ida's father King Gama 
and her brothcsr come lo fight for 
Ida against the warriors of 
Hildebrand, For loo readily 
enlisting Iheir aid, Ida is 
reproached by a colleague who 
nolcs a rather crucial inconsislen- 
cy in the Princess' action, "One's 
brothers, ma'am, are men!" to 
which Ihe incisive Ida replies, "So 
I have heard." 



The battle commences but the 
force of husbandry soon prevails, 
leavmg Ida's brothers in the dust 
Without recourse, the Princess 
concedes defeat to Hildebrand. 
( So ends my cherished scheme.") 
As if the military victory was nol 
enough, the gallant Hildebrand 
proceeds lo grind ihe psy- 
chological axe: 
"But pray rcllecl — 

If you enlist all women in 
your cause, 

ty?a"n'nic"San,"'='" ^" ^"^"^^ 

arfs^. ""^ J"«'ion then 

Is this Posterity to be provided?" 

And what did our feminist role 

model princess retort? Said she, 

Inever thought of lhal," 



As we all know, the Wellesley 
NEWS is a wcll-oilcd machine, 
geared lo the quick pace of cam- 
pus life, fueled by Ihe aggressive 
instincts of a dozen women jour- 
nalists. Admittedly, the finished 
product does not always refltcl 
this dynamic element. Thus, the 
purpose of this article is lo explain 
the inner workings of the NEWS 
lo all who have had the good for- 
tune not to be affiliated with il. 

A day in the life of a NEWS 
editor begins at six with a bowl of 
Cherrios. O.J. and whole wheal 
toast. Over an icy glass of niiils 
Ihe editor pours over Ihe Times 
and Ihe Posi lo learn the news of 
the day before everyone else at 
Wellesley. After breakfast and a 
quick jog around Paramecium 
Pond, the editor takes ihe 7:45 
M.I.T. bus to Billings to check her 
mail. Usually the editors' bo^ei 
are stulTed with unsolicited nr- 
tides by fellow students. In iheir 
enthusiasm in contributing to the 
"voice of the College", ihese 
writers frequently leave ou' 
sentences and main idca'i. 
(Competition for a by-line is slifl 
on NEWS, hence, time is of itie 
essence.) The better part of it": 
editor's morning is then speni 
editing copy. 

With lunch catered bv 
Elizabeth Cornball. the ediion. 
hold Iheir daily board meeiing m 
the Exec, room in Billings. Ai ihis 
lime editorials, advertizing' 
policy, and the brand of liqu"' f"' 
the "last issue of Ihe term" P"f'l' 
arc usually discussed in deplh. 

The afternoon is spent inter- 
viewing administrators and fiic"!' 
ly. sniffing out the big stories on 
campus. Not all the editors ate a^ 
conscientious about Ihis task, and 
in fact, some have even been seen 
sneaking off to dass. Afier ^ 
quick dinner with friends (if ""' 
still has any) the editor's like io 
work on their own wrilinp-M""" 




Wellesley News 



In Response to 
Ostrich feathers 



To the Campus; 



• •• 



It has taken ail semester, but I've finally received two 
critica etters to the Editor. The not-so-subtle implication 
in one letter is that I have used the NEWS as a means of ex 
pressing my own opinions without regard for the facts Ab 
soiutely right and absolutely wrong. 

It is absolutely right that I have "used" the NEWS as a 
means for expressing my own opinions, some of which have 
been at odds with the opinions of my fellow editors Whv 
else would I run for Editor-in-Chief and kill myself for this 
paper, if not to have an outlet for my concerns. 

As for the facts which I have allegedly misrepresented or 
even worse ignored. I must disagree with the author of the 
ieiler. The facts as they have presented themselves to me 
and as have found them, have prodded me into writine 
editorials which were hardly pleasant ... both to their 
aulhor, and their targets ... and I suppose their readers But 
il takes a really harsh editorial to get a reaction from 
anyone on this campus. 

This semester, we have printed a front-page editorial on 
racism and a call for student activism. The response was 
miserable, to say the least. We got more letters on the ice 
cream issue than on the racial climate at Wellesley And 
when I sent out feelers to sense student opinion about an 
editorial on the problems of sexuality at Wellesley, no one 
was terribly interested or concerned. An awful lot of people 
ivere scared. 

I really wonder whether people are upset so much with 
my editorials or with the fact that at least some of us on the 
N'EWS dared to open our mouths and mention a few 
names. Such blatant honesty is not de riqueur at Wellesley. 
But the NEWS is only worthwhile (in my opinion) if it can 
and does continue to initiate discussion of issues on this 
campus that Student Government ignores, or the Ad- 
ministration buries. 

Wellesley can remain a colony of ostriches as long as it 
iikes ... if it chooses to do so. we have the perfect gauge by 
**hich to measure how deep its neck is in the sand. We just 
won't get any letters at all to the Editor. 

Florence Ann Davis '76 
Editor-in-Chief 

No Decision Is 
The Best Decision 

The Revolution is not dead. It is alive and well at — of all 
places — Wellesley College. 

Complaints about student apathy, which supposedly is at 
iliE root of last year's pleasing package of fails accomplis 
I presented by the Administration, are completely un- 
''arranted. Wellesley students have shown that they are 
committed to the College, higher education of women. 
honesty, decency, leadership, and the rest of that stuff. 

Consider this semester's careful examination of the 
honor code. It has been proven that a flexible stand on this 
i^sue is better than any stand. We certainty would not want 
i*iir academic integrity insulted by restrictive measures like 
-heaven forbid — scheduled or proctored exams. And, of 
'bourse, placing complete trust in a student is absolutely 
Nhardy. So, after months of heated debate, we've finally 
''bached a decision — make no decision. 

Residence is another issue that has benefitted from stu- 
'''^nt activism. Each dorm's Residential Policy Represen- 
'^'ive has received so much feedback and help from her 

' '^"istituents. How truly satisfied each rep must feel to know 
'''ai the overwhelming support and cooperation of her peers 
^^^ enabled her to do a better job. Certainly, that same kind 
"^student input will be shown when the residence contract 
'"liscussed. And when the students are again denied any 
"ghls, but in different language, everyone can at least be 

jQJnient with the knowledge that she contributed her share 

f '"'he end result. 

. ^^es, apathy at Wellesley is now an enigma of the past. 
[Liltie does the Establishment suspect that seeds of discon- 
I'*"' are blossoming in the society houses (which only 
"cently became active — another example of Wellesley 
[""dents' activism). 

•is everywhere — in the jitter-bug revivals, dorm teas (are 



WELLESLEY NEWS 



Letters to the Editor 



New calendar wins 
staggering approval 



To the Edilor: 

I am writing this letter to ex- 
press my wholehearted approval 
of Ihe present academic calendar, 
which received such overwhelming 
support from the student body. 

The four-day break in October, 
although it may be too short to 
make going home feasible for 
those who live west of New York 
(Who cares about them? They're 
in the minority), is an ideal lime 
lo do some catching up after an 
exhilarating week of midterms. 

Thanksgiving vacation, just one 
and a half weeks before the end of 
classes provides the perfect chance 
to finish up much of [he 
fascinating final work we all 
began (a little belatedly) in Oc- 
tober. 

A five-day reading period is just 
the right length — long enough to 
put the last touches on final 
papers and do reading period 
assignments (gotta keep busy!) 
and short enough so as to not gel 
boring. After all. who wants a 
draggy reading period? 
Remember, idle hands are the 
devil's workshop! 

Professors have adjusted the 
work load admirably. Houriies in 
Ihe last week of classes prepare us 
for what we must face one and a 
half weeks later. Four term papers 



(assigned in the last week), two 
reading period assignments, and 
five final exams has got lo be the 
easiest load I've had yel. Bravo! 

Only one thing bothers me 
about the present system. Most 
exams are unscheduled. That 
gives those degenerate souls who 
went out every other Saturday 
night, instead of staying in to 
glory in the joys of academia (as I 
have), an unfair opportunity to 
catch up. Why should they be 
given extra time? 

True, if exams were scheduled. 
some of those people might still 
have extra time, but many of them 
would be forced to lake the 
medicine they deserve. Why not 
dish it out? This would be much 
fairer lo those of us who have been 
organized and conscientious all 
semester and would teach the 
others a lesson. I certainly am 
prepared and willing to face 
scheduled exams, and I challenge 
Wellesley's socialities to make Ihe 
same statement. We are here to 
gain academic discipline and be 
molded (by the loving and sure 
hands of The College) into 
leaders, not proprietors of Paris 
brothels! 

Tina Toole 



IF Sou HRD 

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Debutante balls: more practical 
Than degree in economics 



To the Edilor: 

I am sick, sick, sick of at! those 
radical revolutionaries writing 
letters to you about sexist ads. 
The only thing realistic about 
those letters is the ads they dis- 
cuss. We are WOMEN and 
should be treated as such! 

I, for one, am grateful for the 
helpful suggestions Idiot's Delight 
ads make for my wardrobe, feel 
compassion for Don Robar's poor 
ol' divorced men (as every woman 
should), and would love to meet a 
fascinating man at Hathaway 
House. Are we girls at Wellesley 
in danger of losing our oh-so vital 
femininity? 

My boyfriend. Mac Naliy, at 
Harvard likes his girls to be giris. 



All these women's libbers turn 
him off and are giving Wellesley a 
bad reputation, i certainly would 
hate to see the image of a fine in- 
stitution like Wellesley be marred 

by the activities of an unenlighten- 
ed few! 

I miss the days of charm school 
and coming-out parlies. Wellesley 
would do well to institute a few 
courses along those lines. They 
would be far more helpful to a 
woman facing the cold, harsh 
world than a degree in economics. 

Liberation sounds nice; but 
wise up ladies and face the facts. 
It's a man's world. 

Kitty Cattson 



**"' sure that liquid you're drinking is really tea?), even 
"eider mixers. 



Sch 



L ^"e in this country club atmosphere (a useful front), 
I. "e acquired the tools of effective activism — the kind 





Winter term warms spirits; 
Cools myths of community living 



"lakes a difference. 

On to change the world! 



To'lhe Editor: 

As an active supporter of 
Winter Term. I want lo express 
my admiration and warm thanks 
to all (hose people who have 
worked so feverishly to make 
winter study at Wellesley in 
January. 1975 a reality. 
Wcllesleys first Winter Term 
promises to be a smashing 
success! 

The activities will be 
stimulating (if course titles are an 
accurate indication) and will 
provide students the opportunity 
to round out their educational ex- 
perience with some "fun" courses 
for a change. 

Moreover. Winter Term par- 
ticipants will learn what it is really 
like to live in a community. Some 
may say that we have all been do- 
ing that for some time now. but 
you are wrong. Winter Term wili 
reveal to us the error of that myth. 
Living together is one of the 
most important aspects of com- 
munity life; and, as we all know, 
living arrangements have been 
worked our smoothly and to the 
satisfaction of everyone. The 
residents of Bales, Freeman, and 
McAfee, who so cheerfully 
volunteered the use of their 
rooms, deserve u special thanks. 
Their enthusiastic cooperation has 
been a big help in the planning of 
Winter Term. 

With this success under our 
belts, we should plan to tackle 
bigger and better things. How 
about the residence contract? 
That deflnilely needs some revi- 
sion — grants the student too 
many rights, we all know that 
power is dangerous in the hands of 




those who do not understand it. 
But that's just a hint of what's lo 
come ... 

R. Polly Sie 

Good ole days 

To the Edilor: 

Life is certainly exciting here at 
Wellesley, The way of life around 
my dorm this year delies descrip- 
tion. Let me give you an example 
of a typical day. As I lie in my bed 
in the morning, I am gently arous- 
ed from my sleep by the Rolling 
Stones serenading me with Brown 
Sugar. As long as I'm awake, I 
decide to cat breakfast. I trip un- 
consciously down the stairs to the 
kitchen. As I wail in line for food, 
the girl preceding me carries on a 
treasure hunt in the doughnut 
tray. Finally, she finds what she 
wants — I i/i doughnuts, 1, just as 
choosy, pass up the pawed tray 
and settle for a light breakfast of 
lea and orange juice. Then, it's off 
to class. Unfortunately. I sleepily 
sit myself behind a chain smoker. 
I gag my way through 70 minutes 
of history, priding myself on my 
perservcrance and endurance. 
After class, I return lo my dorm 
for a bit of tea. As 1 pass the bell 
desk. I notice that something is 
missing. It's the hell giri. Where 
can she be? Ah. I see her snuggled 
there under the tabic. Nexi lime 
she'll remember to wear her 
housecoat over her nightgown. I 
proceed to Ihe living room and I 
see my friend and pal, the head of 
house. She's so amiable between 
her whispered curses on the value 
of a weekly tea, which she hands 
me with an engaging smile. This is 
the life. After a leisurely and glut- 
tonous visit with several friends, I 
return lo my room, grab my I.D., 
and [ again direct myself to the 
kitchen for dinner. The dining 
room seems different. The at- 
mosphere seems transformed by 
some dream-like quality. Now I 
realize that this is caused by 
smoke pervading the room. No. 
it's not a fire. Several smokers. 
puffing nonslop, are lazily sprawl- 
ed under the no smoking sign in 
Ihe norlhcasl corner of the room, 
I eat and pick up my tray lo leave. 
As I turn to walk toward the con- 
veyor belt. I almost tumble lo ihe 
floor in the wake of a starving stu- 
deni who is hastening lo the 
kitchen door. As I walk oul, [ 
think thai yes. these will be the 
good old days. 

Cross-eyed Critic 




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Sports perspective: 
Mary Young 76 



Sports take off in 75 
for women and Wellesley 



A quick look al jusi a few of (he 
latcsl developmenis in women's 
sporls and some prognostications 
for the coming year deservedly go 
in my last column of 1974. 

The blockbuster of ati- 
tidiscriminaiory law, Title IX, 
received qualification recently by 
a House-Senate conference com- 
mittee thai voted lo exclude 
fraternities and sororities and 
allow schools to continue to 
operate separate gym classes for 
boys and girls. I972's Title IX 
appears to be losing its ERA-like 
comprehensiveness as application 
problems loom big, though these 
qualifications will hardly detract 
from the revolutionary aspect of 
the law. 

Women broke into a host of 
male-dominated sports, either 
alongside the men or in parallel 
leagues. Notable were Denise 
Boudrot, 22-ycar old top jockey 
at nearby Suffolk Downs, Jane 
Chaslain, 31, former model sign- 
ed to a three-year contract by 
CBS as a sports reporter, Cyndy 
Meservc, Pratt Institute freshman 
who made the men's varsity 
basketball team and as of Friday 
stood to be the first woman to 
play NCAA ball. 

Chaslain started out doing pro 
football telecasts, while Mescrve 
was declared a viable performer 
on the Pratt 15-man varsity, not 
even the worst player, according 
to her coach. 

Meanwhile, pro leagues in 
basketball and football were 
begun, both very limited in scope, 
and we can expect lo hear more 
from them in 1975. 

The incomparable Billie Jean 
King and a cadre of capable 
female lennis players earned equal 
laurels for their respective Wofid 
Team Tennis teams, where the 
women's matches count as much 
as the men's in a team's standing. 
Billie Jean continued her commit- 
ment to the sport of tennis and 
women's sports in general with 



her whirlwind routine of com- 
peting, teaching and furthering 
the women's sports revolution in 
her successful magazine, Women 
Sports. 

The money began to flow and 
will flow bigger as universities, 
more so than colleges, knuckle 
under the pressure of Title IX and 
the brewing of full-fledged 
emergence of women's sports. The 
ante stands at SB3,000 at Ohio 
Stale and $30,000 at Maryland, 
though Texas A&M remains in 
the dark ages with $200 for ten 
sports. 

Al Pcnn Slate, the ante runs al 
5160,000 and at Pittsburgh, it is 
5130,000. Look for others lo 
follow suit. 

"We want to win. We will do 
what has to be done to win. That 
is what we are here for," Pill's 
assistant athletic director Sandra 
Bullman was quoted recently as 
saying. Penn Stale's Delia 
Durant, head of women's 
athletics, said in the same AP arti- 
cle she seeks "The excellence of 
women in sport ... the team cham- 
pion. ..the All-Amcrican. Look 
fast, and you may catch the first 
women's NCAA AlIAmerican 
basketball or tennis team. 

While universities ^pour the 
money into women's programs, 
don't settle for the status quo at 
Wellesley. There were 1,089 
responses to the P. E. 
department's recent question- 
naire. Don't expect the P.E. re- 
quirement to be chucked; a shav- 
ing of two credits is all I, the 
pessimist, would predict. Even so, 
Ms. Spears, who headed the 
department before Ms. Vaughan, 
reportedly has said that once you 
enter Wellesley, you finish the ex- 
isting requirement before you 
leave, even if il is scuttled while 
you're still here. Too bad you 
didn't know that before 
you answered the question, right? 
The spring semester is in the of- 
fing, and basketball, fencing. 




Four unidenliried Quad residents took to practicing their newest sport 
— sublimation — as the approaching exam lime and (he small size of 
Wellesley beds began lo lake Ihelr toll. 

NEWS action photo by 
Alexandra Nurd liVi 

Fencers crouch for February 



The fencing learn began prac- 
tice November 5 and is gearing up 
for four-a-week practices in 
February in preparation for a ten- 
tative seven-team schedule of 
competition. 

Coach Judy Burling and Nancy 
Simons '75 will lead the team 
against Brandeis at 7:30 on 
February 6 at Wellesley to kick 



off the season. The Wellesley 
team belongs lo the New England 
Women's Intercollegiate Fencing 
Association. 

Anyone interested in fencing 
over Winter Term should contact 
Nancy Simons in Pomeroy or Ms. 
Burling, P.E.. cxt. 423. Fencers of 
all skills levels arc welcome at 
practices. 




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gymnastics and squash will oc- 
cupy lots of students. Look for 
good stuff from all of them, The 
basketball team has a new coach, 
Ms. Earle and a few very talented 
new players to add to a talented 
group ihal hopefully will return. 
Fencing's on ihc go already as 
well (see related article). Squash 
sws a host of upcoming players to 
replace many who were lost 
through graduation. Coach Darcy 
Holland's raqueleers women will 
quickly shape up their games in 
Massachusetts stale competition 
as well as inlcrcollegiate play. 
Gymnastics ranks as the big sur- 
prise, with well over a dozen peo- 
ple showing up al pracliccs now, 
Coach Bonnie Wicncke says she 
might get the group into a couple 
of meets. That's a big move for u 
group that didn't exist last year. 
1974 has shaped up as quilc a 
precursor lo a bigger and better 
1975 in the world of women's 
sports. 




A sifght mishap occurred recenlly on (he third floor of Mary Hem as an OTer-zeaious lencer. struggling lo 
ready herself for rigorous Seven Sisters competition, impaled her own Wellesley teammate. 
"Save il for Smith," says her fallen citnrade with disdain. 

NEWS action photo by Boodie 
Betsy Monrad 76 



Olga showcases USSR tour in Boston 



By Pam Chin 75 



During the month of 
November, the USSR National 
Gymnastics Team toured the 
country with a superior exhibition 
of athletic prowess. World and 
Olympic champions Ludmilu 
Turischeva and Olga Korbul 
heiidlincd the group of male and 
female gymnasts from ihc Sovjcl 
Union. The fourteen member 
team captivated and amazed SRO 
crowds wherever it went. The slop 
in Boston was no difTerenl. 

From ihe opening introduction 
to the closing parade of athletes, 
there was only one thought in the 
mind of the audience — Olga. 
Who is unaware of her meleorilic 
rise al Munich in 19727 Who has 
missed her on ABC's Wide World 
of Sports, where she is nationally 
showcased? The effecl was further 
heightened with the absence ,of 
Turischeva due to injury. 

Way back in 1972. Olga was 
the underdog, Ihe young upstart in 
a sport that demands maturity. 
Today Olga Korbul is 19 years 



old and burdened with respon- 
sibility. Much is demanded of her 
by her international legions and 
the government in Moscow. 

Such pressures can take their 
loll. First there was the back in- 
jury, then an ankle problem. 
There have been reports of good 
old capilalisi ego trip. In spite of 
all the pasl difficulties, Olga is 
still an excellent gymnast. Her 
performances on the beam and 
uneven parallel bars were a bit off, 
but then Boston was the fifth city 
in the cross-country junket. 

This trip must have also been 
anticlimactic, as it followed the 
1974 World Championships in 
Bulgaria. Olga placed second to 
Turischeva in the all-around 
event, but captured the gold in 
vaulting. Ludmila won individual 
titles in balance beam and floor 
exercise, events that Olga had 
triumphed in at Munich. 

In fact, the purists will tell you 
that Ludmila Turischev^ i^ the 
finer gymnast of the' pair. Her 
twisting moves on the uneven 
parallel bars are unmatched as is 
her tremendous form. At 22, she 



Volleyballers end season 4-0 



The first-team 'Volleyball squad 
closed oul their season undcfe-ited 
in regular play last Monday as 
they demolished Bradford 
College, 15-8. 15-10. The second 
team squashed Bradford, 15-3, 
15-2, to close out a 3-1 season. 

November 19 saw the team 
sweep Assumption College, 4-15, 
13-11, 15-11 and 15-2, 15-0 in the 
second game. Coach Judy Burling 
said the first team throughout the 
season was slow in warining up in 
the first games, dropping them 
and coming back lo win the next 
two. The second team won easily. 
as usual, said Ms. Burling, with 
Wellesley's first-game perfor- 
mance marked by 14 straight 



points served by Sidonie Walters. 

Against Bradford, the 
Wellesley team put forth a strong 
two games lo avoid a rubber 
game, sparked by the strong ser- 
ving of Bernalyn Jones. Barb 
Schnorf and Pam Burleson, The 
second team completely over- 
powered Bradford, with Pal 
Leung the most consistent server 
in the pair of games, according to 
Ms. Burling. 

"A major improvement over 
last year!" was the way Ms, Burl- 
ing summed up her team's efforts 
in 1974. even while noting the four 
losses the squad absorbed at ihc 
Ml. Holyoke Invitational Tourna- 
ment. 



is considered by many to be the 
best gymnast in the world, and has 
the gold medals lo prove il. 

However, Olga and Ludmila 
are not the only superb gymnasts 
on the Russian team. The Soviet 
men are second only to the 
Japanese in world competition. 
Names like Nikolai Andrianov 
and Victor Klimenko may not 
sound familiar, but among other 
male gymnasts they are highly 
regarded. 

Andrianov performed an 
astounding triple fiyaway from 
the high bar, in addition to a crisp 
jjarallcl bar routine. The other 
men were no less impressive on 
side horse and still rings, com- 
pleting moves too complicated to 
explain here, but easy to ap- 
preciate on sight. Male gymnasts 
around the world will have to look 
out for Ihe likes of Vladimir 
Marchenko and Paala Shamugia, 
bolh 22. 

The greatness of the U.S.S.R, 
gymnastics team lies in the depth 
of its talent. Olga Korbul and 
Ludmila Turischeva are only two 
in a tremendous line of Soviet 
gymnasts over the years. Names 
like Tamara Lazakovich, Larissa 
Latynina, and Mikhail Voronin 
generate a magic of their own. 

Relatively new entries to world 
viewers are the sports of modern 
rhythmic gymnastics and 
acrobatics. 

The husband and wife team of 
Galina and Yuri Saveliev dis- 
played a heady acrobatic routine, 
which included near-unbelievable 
stunts. In one, Galina did a full 
turn in the air to land once again 
on Yuri's hands. Their poise and 
athletic ability combined to bring 
cheers and bravos from the 
otherwise politely applauding 
viewers. 

World champion Galina 
Shugurova and Galina Shafrova 
demonstrated modern rhythmic 



gymnastics lo a spell-boumj 
crowd. In this event, a proplikcj 
ribbon on a stick or a ball on a 
hoop may be used, but no tumbl- 
ing somersaults or Flips are allon. 
ed. In the hands of these eupcrii, 
the prop assumed a life of its own 
in the routine as aif extension of 
its manipulator. 

A standing ovation in Boston 
Garden is customarily reser^sd 
for play-offs, or other competilivc 
events. Nevertheless, such an on- 
lion plus an explosion of 
fiashblubs were required before 
the audience could allow ihe ci- 
hibition to end. We had seen Olga 
perform "Like a kid playing in tbc 
sun," and we didn't want the mn 
lo even set. 




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Leadership Conference reportsr" 
Studies communication on campus 



Workload evaluation conL 



Prepared by Melinda Little '75 leaders in Handbook revision 
p,esidenl of College Government b. Set up liming and timetable for 

decisions. 



The Leadership Conference was 
held on Friday. Sept. 20lh. on 
George's Island. The Conference, 
rthich is a yearly event funded by 
ihc College, was planned this year 
ttilh wo specific goals in mind. 
The first goal was to give Ihe 
leaders of the College the chance 
. [ccognize and make conlacl 
with each other oul of uniform. 
Such a recognition is helpful for 
working logclhcr throughout the 
ytar, The second goat, in contrast, 
\W very specific. The day was 
planned as a problem-solving ses- 
sion, with each discussion group 
period acling as a step in thai 
oierali process. By going on the 
assumption that many issues and 
prohlems were identified during 
Ihe lust year at Wetlcsley. topics 
were developed wilh the intent of 
both airing the issues and forming 
their solutions. 

The following is a summary of 
ihe day's discussions. I hope thai 
you not only will read the sum- 
mary, but will discuss and deal 
with it within your own group. 
I, Opening remarks by Linny Lit- 
llc. Pres., College Gov't. Linny 
shared with the group her goals 
for the Conference, and by doing 
so set a positive note of ac- 
complishment lo be fell 
throughout the whole day. 

[1, Talk given by Wilma Scott 
Heidc, former President of NOW 
and presently a Residence Guest 
al Wellcsley. Along wilh specific 
remarks about Ihe breadth of con- 
cerns thai need to be met in Ihe 
women's movement, Ms. Heidc 
challenged Wellcsley wilh ihe 
following words (approximately): 
"It h difficult, if not impossible to 
justify a women's college if it is 
not feminist. 1 am surprised lo 
find that al Wclleslcy there is a 
'women's center' and a 'coor- 
dinator of women's concerns'. I 
thought all of Wellcsley was a 
women's center, and was existing 
for women's concerns." 

'til. First Discussion Group 
Period. 

The topics were deliberately 
broad, for Ihe task of the par- 
ticipants was lo explore the 
general topic and come up with 
specific subjects for the second 
discussion group period. 
Topics; 

1. DECISION MAKING: 
WHAT METHODS CAN WE 
USE TO MAKE DECISIONS 
THAT WILL BE 
ACCEPTABLE TO THE 
WHOLE COMMUNITY! 

2. HOW DO WE DEVELOP 
WOMEN'S PROGRAMS 
THAT FULFILL THE 
COLLEGE'S COMMITMENT 
TO THE VALUE OF A 
WOMEN'S EDUCATION 
AND HOW DO WE 
COORDINATE THE 
PROGRAMS? 

y COMMUNICATION 

4. HOW DO WE INTEREST 
STUDENTS, OTHER THAN 
BLACKS, IN THE BLACK 
STUDIES COURSES? 

5, HOW DO WE DEVELOP 
THE POTENTIAL OF THE 
GUEST-IN-RESIDENCE 
PROGRAM? 

6 HOW DO WE BRING OUR 

LIVING AND OUR 

LEARNING 

ENVIRONMENTS CLOSER 

TOGETHER? 

Group No. 5 merged with Group 

No, 6 

Summaries: 

I DECISION MAKING 

"^Mblems: 

^ Decisions arc made without 

proper airing and debate 

°- Committee members must have 

3 clear understanding of how lo 

"^ommunicale wilh their con- 

"ilucnls. The question of con- 

"dentialiiy wiihin com'mitlees 

must he well understood and 

"fined by committee members. 

*■ Tcntati'i'e policies should be put 

oui in January to be discussed and 

hcnee revised in March. 

'^- Decisions must include the 

"ilionale behind them. 

^"egestions; 

"■Include duties and descriptions 

^ commiiices and names of ihcir 



c. Make committees understand 
Ihal it is their responsibility to 
keep others aware of their work. 

1. Periodic reports should be TOGETHER? 
made through channels such as Suggestions: 
House Councils and Senate. 

2. Periodic reports (preliminary 
policies, etc.) should be published 
in News or in the Sheet. 

3. Open commitlee meetings 
should be publicized. 



"exotic" and therefore do not 

merit study. 

5.&6. //Olf DO WE BRING 

OUR LIVING AND OUR 

LEARNING 

ENVIRONMENTS CLOSER 



a Faculty Fellow 



OF 



2. DEVELOPMENT 
WOMEN'S PROGRAMS 
Problems: 

a. As a women's institution. 
Wellcsley has a unique chance lo 
educate women lo their worth as 
individuals yet before we can do 
that we need lo define our 
educational goals: we need to lake 
a hard look al the quality of 
Wellcsley's academics — whether 
we want wgmen lo be educated 
wiihin jusl ihe classroom, or out- 
side the classroom as well. 

b. Wellcsley women have little 
respect for each other — there is 
no sisterhood. 

c. Wellcsley vs. the feminist in- 
stitution — Is the curriculum al 
Wclleslcy, different Ihan at other 
schools? NO. Feminism must be 
more than separatsm. There exists 
at Wellcsley carecrism, without 
feminism. There is an acceptance 
of the world on men's terms. 
Suggestions: 

a. Make a Career Internship 
Program available. 

b. There should be student design- 
ed courses. 

c. Hold a panel in which men talk 
about women. 

d. Include in the MANY ROADS 
CONFERENCE the questions of 
Ihc conflict of career vs. mother 
and that of education of men to 
new women. 

3. COMMUNICATIONS 
Problems: 

a. Apathy — people complain but 
do nol participate in decision- 
making forums. They don't read 
the available information on 
issues until the issues reach a crisis 
level.- " ■■'■ • ■ ■"■-■ 

b. Friislrdtiort levels reach a high 
point when one tries lo find the 
people with correct info, and wilh 
the power lo make the decisions. 

c. DifTcrent groups have different 
problems. You'll never satisfy 
everyone. 

Suggestions: 

a. Selling of news by Senate Reps. 
— word of moulh is the most im- 
portant method. 

b. Circulate Senate Newsletters 
within the dorms. 

c. Put up bulletin boards — one 
per hall in each residence hall. 

d. Institute lloor meetings with 
floor reps. 

e. Publish WBS Program 
Schedule with regular news slots. 

f. Remember Non-Res. and Con't 

Ed. 

g. Make available comment 
books for CommenU and answers 
in key locations. 

4 HOW DO WE INTEREST 
STUDENTS OTHER THAN 
BLACKS IN BLACK STUDIES 
COURSES? 
Topic Suggestions: 

a. White students feel intimidated 
_ they arc fearful of being in the 
minority. (Is intimidation a factor 
in classes generally?) 

b. Black Studies arc not seen as 
"serious" or "relevant." 

c. I. How do other departments 
view Black Studies? 

c. 2. And how does the Black 

Studies Dcpl. relate to o*er 

departments? 

c. 3. Do departments jealously 

protect their own interests? 

d studenW aren't advised of the 

possibilities of the Black Studies 

Program, 

e The problem of Black Studies 

as a new dept. amidst other well 

established deportments. 

r Does Black Studies, as a new 

department, make courses more 

difficult, in order to gam 

credibility? 

g Are attitudes toward Black 
Studies different in a small in- 
stitution when compared to a 

larger one? 

h Black Americans arc nol seen 

as a truly cultural group, 

i. American Blacks are no longer 



a. Institute 
Program. 

b. Poll faculty members for out- 
side interests that ihey would be 
willing lo share wilh others in Ihc 
community. 

c. Make it possible for C.E. 
students and Non-Residents to cat 
in residence halls. 

d. Give special invitations lo 
faculty members to join with 
students at TSIF. 

e. Encourage Shared Experience 
Program and other internships. 

f. Find some mechanisms to break 
down social barriers. 

In order to make any of these 
programs work, a small group 
must be responsible for their 
success or failure. 

IV. Second Discussion Group 
Period 

The second discussion group 
period topics were fashioned right 
out of the concerns of the previous 
discussion groups. In this second 
session, the participants were ask- 
ed lo make specific recommen- 
dations on ways to cope with the 
problems voiced in the topics. 
Topics: 

1. How should members of com- 
mittees get information out to the 
community? 

2. How should we communicate 
decisions to the community, in a 
way thai is acceptable to it? 

3. Functions of house council. 

4. Conslruclive ways of "selling" 
black studies. 

5. How to break down student in- 
hibitions in class. 

6. How to control rumors on cam- 
pus. 

Summaries: 

1. How should committees gel 
info oul lo the community? 

The group first broke down the 
types of committees thai must be 
involved in this question: 

a) Senate committees 

b) Academic council committees 

c) Trustee committees. 

The ideal way of disseminating in- 
formation is this: 
Info from committees 
Senate 

House Councils 
Students 

After recognizing that the ideal is 
far from the reality, the group 
made the following suggestions. 

a. ask for bi-monthly or monthly 
reports to be made to Senate by 
each committee 

b. institute a training program 
which trains Senate reps the 
methods that arc necessary to 
communicate effectively. The reps 
would then be equipped lo acl as 
communications officers within 
the residence halls. 

c. Invite faculty and ad- 
ministrators to sit in on House 
Council — leaders must lake the 
initiative to get people involved 
and informed in order to promote 
a vital environment which will 
stimulate people into thinking. 

d. Have floor reps, rather than 
class reps. 

e. Put bulletin boards on every 
Door. 

f Begin pulling out notebooks to 
gain feedback from individuals. 

g. Put together a directory of 
commiltees and student represen- 
tatives. 

h. Institute a formal news show on 

WBS 

i, Develop NEWS. — add a 

column to NEWS which gives the 

information on actions pending in 

commiltees. 

j. set up committees lo discover 

how other campuses disseminate 

information. 

k. include in the weekly bulletin 

the lime and place of meeting of 

the committees open to students, 

2. How should we communicate 
decisions in a way that is accep- 



table lo the community? 
Problem: 

The pain that is involved in deci- 
sion making issues was reflected 
in the notes made by this group. 
The group touched on issues such 
as a) the lack of trust between 
students, b) the value of informa- 
tion transmitted through 
President's Advisory Council c) 
the lack of responsibility of stu- 
dent rcprescnlalivcs. The group 
move on from these concerns to 
make the following suggestions: 

a. know what decisions arc 
crucial. 

b. have a Senate oversee or om- 
budsman for committees 

c. clarify responsibility of student 
representalion. 

d. set up a videotape index in 
Schneider 

c. build up the level of trust within 
,the community 

3. The function of House Council . 
This group's discussion can be 
split into two parts. The first part 
was devoted to talking about com- 
munications, out of which came 
the suggestion to institute a com- 
munications officer on House 
Council. The group also stated a 
desire lo encourage students lo 
use the resources at the Info 
bureau, Info Box and Info ser- 
vices office. 

The second part of ihe group's 
discussion focused on Ihe struc- 
tures of House Council. The 
group expressed uneasiness about 
the question of the Stone-Davis 
student staffed dorm plan, and 
whether the plan would be forced 
on other dorms or adopted by 
other dorms on a volunteer basis. 
Conclusion: 

Each Residence Hall should 
determine ihe struclure and func- 
tion of its House Council in accor- 
dance with the character and 
needs of the particular dorm. 

4. Constructive ways of selling 
black studies. 

Problem: There is a prevalent al- 
tilude at Wclleslcy that Black 
Studies is either not serious or is 
loo specialized. 
Solutions: 

a. must emphasize ils benefits 
both in Ihe catalogue and through 
Ihc Dean's office on the grounds 
that Black Studies broaden the in- 
sight of both Black and White 
students. 

b. consider black gucsl-in- 
residence 

c. offer an evaluation of the 
courses given in the Black Studies 
department. 

5. How to break down intimida- 
tion of students in Ihe classroom? 
Problem: Inlimidalion exists on 
several levels. There is intimida- 
tion of students by faculty, of stu- 
dent by students, and of faculty by 
students. 

All of these feelings are based on 
basic mistrust and misinterpreta- 
tion which needs to be discussed 
openly. 

There needs to be more informal 
contact between faculty and 
students. 
Solutions: 

a. It is not clear what faculty 
members expect of their students 
ihcrcforc there should be more 
open discussion al Ihe outset of 
each course. The open discussions 



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time on my work just to get a C or 

B grade. 

2. There would be loo much 

pressure if a student met all the 

demands placed on her. 

1 very definitely feel that if a 
student chose to respond to all the 
demands made on her by her 
courses she would nol have time 
for any outside or recreational ac- 
tivities. I have learned that the 
only way to remain a whole per- 
son al Wclleslcy is not to do all 
the required work, leave the less 
essential reading undone. Perhaps 
for unmotivated students it is 
helpful lo assign more work but 
you are certainly not dealing with 
unmotivated students therefore, it 
does nol seem necessary for every 
instructor lo structure his course 
as though it was Ihc only course of 
interest lo his students. Instruc- 
tors should assume instead thai 
the majority of students arc 
moderately interested in their 
course and prepare assignments in 
that lighl. 

Those students, then, who are 
especially inlcrcsted can go to the 
instructor for advice on additional 
sources. 

3. Grading is too hard. That's my 
complaint, A's do not seem lo ex- 
ist at this school, at least in the 
English department, no matter 
how hard one works or how well 
one does. There seems to be an 
obsession with B+s and A-s, 
though I admit [here aren't many 
Cs cither. The problem I have fac- 
ed is thai Ihe amount of work re- 
quired lo gel an A over a B is 
much greater Ihan the extra effort 
and lime necessary to gel a B over 
a C. It is worth Ihe effort lo me lo 
work for a B, but I would rather 
keep my sanity than attempt an 
A. 

4. Calendar is defective. If we arc 
to have 4 days of reading period 
then we cannot be expected lo 
finish 3 term papers and 3 exams 
(a common reading period work 
load) in such a minute amount of 
time, I think thai the new calen- 
dar is going lo increase the 
academic pressure even more. I 
hope thai the faculty and ad- 
ministration are aware of Ihis. 
Some adjustment is going lo have 
to be made and Ihe final work ex- 
pected of Ihe students is going to 
have to be adjusted. We simply 
cannot meet the final re- 
quircmcnls as they have been in 
ihe past, if our reading period is 
cui lo four days, and relain our 
sanity. I think it is a shame that 
we must create this immense 
pressure for the sake of having a 
summer vacation in January. If 
you have Ihc money lo travel, it 
might be nice, but most of us 
don't. Therefore, we also don't 
have the money to pay for a 
January academic program. We 
are paying for a full year of educa- 
tion already which I think we arc 
all losing oul on. 

could be supported by conferences 

outside of class 

b. Write a catalogue that 

describes the methodology of each 

professor, 

A copy of Ihe entire report can be 
obtained from Linny Little, '75, 
President of College Governmcnl. 



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GENERAL COMMENTS ON 
STAFF 

The move by many professors 
towards assigning major projects 
at the beginning of Ihe semester 
rather than waiting till the end is 
greatly appreciated. Another 
common factor among my work- 
harassed friends is thai we feel we 
have, and Wellcsley has en- 
couraged us lo "bile ofTmore than 
we could chew." I think Ihal if I 
had nol decided to double major 
or had had more guidance in the 
choice of my courses, 1 would 
have undoubtedly done much 
belter academically and personal- 
ly at Wellcsley. Some professors 
make unreasonable demands on 
student time. A lol of ihem don't 
seem to realize thai you do take 3 
other courses, 

I ihink most professors here 
definitely lean towards the im- 
possible/unreasonable. It seems 
as though teachers are not inte- 
rested in making everyone learn. 
Tficy don'l lake up enough time 
wilh students thai have a harder 
time learning. The teachers 
assume Ihe student doesn't care. 
Trick questions on exams are un- 
necessary. One factor that partial- 
ly compensates for ihis (pressure) 
is Ihal most teachers arc very un- 
derstanding and will give exten- 
sions quite easily. This attitude 
helps lo relieve some of the 
pressure. Specific complaints I 
have include: courses which in- 
volve huge quantities of reserve 
readings which are never 
available: courses in which in- 
structors stick like glue to what 
Ihey want to cover and cut off 
really fascinating discussions on 
particular issues: courses in which 
instructors repeal Ihe essence of 
Ihe readings in great length) 
before discussing them, so Ihal 
you know you don't need to both 
do the reading and attend Ihc first 
half of ihe classes, but you're nol 
sure which. I feel that the pressure 
is not so much from the work load 
as from Ihe grading system, in 
which only a select few get A's or 
A-'s. regardless of the general 
work quality. I ihink that stan- 
dard criteria for each course 
would be fairer and less arbitrary. 
If you want to improve this place, 
make the administration generally 
more response to students and 
employees. 

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Photo by Sasha Norkin 75 

1 

A Straight Article About Art Majors 



by Amy Goodfellow 76 

Wellcslcy's Sludio Art major is 
in ils second year. The sludio 
department has been actively ex- 
panding lis curriculum since the 
inception of the major. Beginning 
and advanced level work in 
photography and sculpture are 
now available, as well as more 
rigorous training in graphics and 
design. The department is seeking 
to develop a strong program in 
these disciplines, augmenting the 
already well established painting 
program. 

To dale, seven sludio majors 
have graduated. Sin of these 
'special' majors of the class of 
1973; one major graduated last 
year. According to James Wilson 
Rayen of the Art DeparlmenI, ap- 
proximately 80% of these women 
are presently in graduate school, 
Most are doin^ advanced work in 
painting, although one is in il- 
lustration. Wellesley has had par- 
ticular success in placing art ma- 
jors at Boston University, Colum- 
bia, and Penn Tor further training. 
This year's senior class has two 
studio majors. The junior class 
has approximately ten, and there 



are two continuing education ma- 
jors. These figures are indicative 
of the growing popularity of the 
major: a trend anticipated by 
department members. 

Rayen emphasizes the impor- 
tance of the graduate degree for 
the artist in relation to job oppor- 
tunities. An M.A. is essential for 
college and frequently secondary 
school teaching, although Rayen 
added that the job market for 
teachers "couldn't be worse." He 
noted that graduate training is 
often "incidental" in regards to 
the development of one's own 
work. 

Current studio majors may be 
interested in careers in other 
areas. Commercial art demands 
technical preparation "not 
necessarily handled in a straight 
fine arts situation." Art conserva- 
tion is another possibility. Rayen 
indicated that although more 
schools are offering graduate 
work in conservation, the mastery 
of skills is often more important 
than a degree when looking for a 
job. 

Although gallery or museum 
work offer a chance to make con- 
tacts in the art world, the pay is 
low and an advanced degree is 



An Ounce of Prevention 



by S. Morus Schlump 77 

In his latest volume. My Latest 
Volume. B.S. Ounce once again 
proves his eminence as a poet and 
bookbinder. 

Mr. Ounce also accomplishes a 
feat of technical virtuosity. Each 
of ihe 17 poems in this volume are 
taken from a master list of 247 
words Mr. Ounce thoughtfully 
prints on the dustjacket. 

The use of 247 words emphasise 
the duality Mr. Ounce has always 
striven for; the poems while suave- 
ly compressed are also elegantly 
expansatory. 

The compression is due to the 
fact that in most poems he uses a 
maximum of 17 words. The ex- 
pansion occurs because the poems 
arc so remorselessly dull and void 
of meaning that one's mind 
wanders along a multitude of 
avenues, to try to prove it is slilt a 
living organism. 

Mr, Ounce also draws heavily 
'Upon such noteworthy works as 



Shakespeare and the Bible, For 
example several poems are based 
on Shakespeare's prize winning 
line: "To be or not to be, that is 
the question," In poems 2, 5, II 
and 16 Ihe words, "to" "not" 
"to", "that" and "is" are 
repeated to form a very pretty 
pattern. 

From the Bible Mr. Ounce 
relevantizes ancient themes ap- 
parent in Ihe words, "and". 
"seven" "she" "he" "go" and 
"Chcnaanah." 

This latest volume puts a little 
mucilage on Mr. Ounces grip on 3 
rung on the literary ladder of life. 
Anxiously awaited future works 
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ment, 

Rayen spoke of the frequent ex- 
ploitation of women experienced 
by those involved in the art end of 
the publishing business. Such ex- 
ploitation can make it difficult for 
a woman interested in pursuing 
such a career, unless she is 
prepared to deal with it. 

Despite this somewhat bleak 
picture of the job market in art 
related fields, it is equally tight for 
both men and women. Women 
may in fact have a current "edge" 
in the teaching market. Rayen 
concluded his remarks on an op- 
timistic note, slating that Ibis 
"shouldn't ultimately be 
defeating", and expressing his 
conviction that "excellence will 
show out in the long run." 



by Exema Eckheart 75 

I was going to do a movie 
review, but the last person from 
Wellesley who reviewed a film at a 
Sack Theatre said it was so rotten 
that they wouldn't accept my 
press pass. 

The guy I was with was such a 
lug that he refused to pay the price 
of the tickets. An I'll be damned if 
I'll pay to have some Business 
School creep 1 met at a mixer and 
who called me fifty-four times 
before I finally said I'd go out 
with him, sit next to me and paw 
me at the movie I knew was going 
to stink anyway. 

My article was due Monday 
morning, and this fiasco occurred 
Sunday night. So in desperation 1 
suggested we get something to eat 
in hopes 1 could write a restaurant 
review. 

Mr. Future President of 
General Motors thought dinner 
was a great idea. He 
recommended Chicken-Cup-A - 
Soup in his room, or a Schneider- 
burger in mine. By this time all I 
wanted to do was get back to my 
room, lake two aspirin, and watch 
Upstairs-Downstairs, 

Damn the whole thing. I'd just 
tell my editor things didn't work 
out, and if she was stuck for 
space, she could print my 



Wellesley Widows — concert 
cancelled because the group 
must attend a memorial service 
in honor of their late husbands. 



Tupelos Concert has been 
cancelled due to the arrest and 
incarceration of most of the 
group who were found fooling 
around on Tupelo Point with 
members of the Air Force 
Cadet Chorale — donations for 
bail can be sent to the Music 
Department Office. 



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Mtme Workshop — LunchUme Theater Repertory' Compbhy 

directed by Joan Ffiedman, Kurl Kiik. and Nicholui Linficld 

Wc have Ihfte main ohjcclivcj (with poHibiliiy of panicipaling in any of all ihrw): 

al Karl Kirk will ditecl a mime workshop from 9:30 - 1 1:30 on Wednciday, Thursday, 
Friday. January 15 - 17; Ihereaflcr on Monday, Wednesday. Friday, each week! 
from 9:30 - 11:30; in Mary Htmcnmy gymnasium, 

b) We will prepare seven or eight production* ofone-ad pluyi for lunchlime Ihealcr in 
Schneider, Semester II; rehearsal timei are icheduled 1-3, 2-4, and 8-10. in 
Founders and Schneider. Som^ of ihe propoied produclioni: Sonor Rrsarius 
Strindberg: Thf Stronger: Chekhov: The Bear: Pirandello: Im Drraming — Or 
Am r. Beckell: Not I: Pinler- Sketches. We also hope lo have Iwo or three pieces 
whiten by Wellesley itudenis. We invite funher suggeslions. (DJrcclDrs, C^ili. elc 
remain to be decided on.) Also; each Saturday, 9:30 - 12:00, coll n bora live meeling 
in Mary Hemenway gymnasium. 

c) Each Tue«lay evening of Winler Term we will present a peffoniiBnce in Schneider 
Teniaiive productions: 

Tuc*,, 14th 8:00: An evening of Mime with Joan Friedman. Karl Kirk, and Nicholas 
Llnfietd. 

Tues.. ZUl 8:00; Plays in produclion; open rehearsals of productions in progress. 
Tues., 28lh: A sample of produclionj prepared for lunchlime (healer. 

The Workshop/ Repertory Company is open lo all who arc interested. We inviie you 
, lo join us (if not before) atier Ihe Tues. Nth performance, lo sign on and/or discuss 
ipccilic choice of produclion. elc 

Noic: To gum some idea of Ihe theatrical techniques we'll be working oft. see the 
National Theater Inslilule Bus Company's Workshop. December I2lh, Alumnae 
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head. Or maybe they just injected 
the stuff they took off her nose 
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1 was going to tell her this, but I 
realised since 1 was a senior and I 
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resume 

1 probably . 

Wellesley NEWS till the end of 
the semester. 

Well, when wc got back to 
Wellesley. El Executive was 
shocked to discover he didn't have 



certainly no way he could 
refill at this hour. 



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This unimaginable occurrence 
necessitated his spending .k 
night, and since he didn't wanu 
be in anyone's way, he anil ai~ 
mon sense dictated he spend it ij, 
my room. 

Resume or no, my dorm fed au. 
preaching 350ib. body could/j 



ntcd to be a journalist and my handle him and writing an article 
ume consisted of a blank page, Besides I was feeling faint by ihi, 
Hobably should slay with the time because 1 d only consume 



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calories a day. 



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write my Econ paper: "Com. 



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with the energy crisis, there was Sperm Banks." 



I would like lo take this opportunity to thank just a few of the peo- 
ple who have made this semester more bearable by bearing with mt 
Amy "Scab" Goodfellow, Gretchen "Scar" Clark, Heidi Arshloch 
aift Meg "Slam" Lahcy. the Beebe Bridge Bunch, Andy Colb, Judy 
Burling (Maalox and all), Linny Little (who makes me look rested), 
BcUina Blake (for tireless correspondence). Mr. Stettncr (for endlesj 
patience), Mr. Baras (for lunches cum interviews), for Schneider's 
coffee, the Security force, my friends in the Union, and the rest of 
you should know who you are .,. Thanks again, ^ 

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Letters to the Editor 



Unenlightened policy discriminates 



[othE Editor 



women can afTord to quit a full 
lime job even in order to attain 
professional skills or educational 
credentials to promote 
themselves. Primarily those who 
can afford il often live olT the in- 
come of a mate or parent. Is this 



Enclosed is a copy of a letter I 
u,e written to the Director of 
foniinuing Education at 

Wsllesley College. Ms. Betty Lou 

Jlirpk I f"«l ''"'* ^^'^ "* " P*^"' . 

Lii letter for the student body at the new woman that Wellesley 
^e. If the enclosed letter could will create ... parasitic and 



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rpuhhshed in the letters to the 
tj;-nr's column of the Wellesley 



VEWS perhaps evenmg schedules 
[or Continuing Education 
,n,j(nis would be instituted. 

Whatever assistance you could 
Itnd in an effort to highlight this 
j„(nlightened policy at Wellesley 

ould be appreciated. Even a 
follow-up interview with Ms. 
Marple on the goals and 
fltltiodology of Continuing 
yuealion? 
[jtar Ms. Marplc. 

I am writing to you because of 
,try definite negative feelings I 
lave toward the Continuing 
Education Program at Wellesley. 
[o Inquiring about attending 
ft'dlesley under the Continuing 
Education Program, it is my un- 
derstanding that no evening 
MUfjes are available. I sincerely 
londcr if Wellesley has con- 
gijeced the ramifications of such 
(dieduling. (?) 

fly retaining a "9 to 5" 
icademic schedule in the Con- 
imuing Education Program. 
Wellesley will remain a bastion of 
upper-middle class America. 
Realizing the percentages of full 
Mid part-lime working women 
Wellesley has excluded through 
"scheduling" one must question 
lie commitment that Wellesley 
has made lo the motivated, full- 
lime working woman. Few 



economically dependent? Aren't 
these the roles of women that 
education seeks lo abolish? 

My current employer is one 
which provides tuition reimburse- 
ment to their employees. This cir- 
cumstance coupled with my cx- 
cilemcnl over the possibility of 
returning to school and the prox- 
imity of Wellesley College to my 
home all encouraged me to seek 



the superior academic environs of 
Wellesley College. 

It seems that as a full-time 
working woman, with sincere 
desire to learn and economic 
means there is no support for 
women like myself from Con- 
tinuing Education in the form of 
an evening schedule. 
CONVINCE ME IF I'M 
WRONG. 
DEVELOP AN 
EVENING SCHEDULE. 
OPEN UP! WELLESLEY! 
(OR YOU BE MEETING 
THE NEEDS OF WOMEN 
TODA Y!) 

Adele E. Tracy 



c) Actual hours estimated per week cross-tabulated for majors or intended majors {freshmen excluded) in 
Humanities. Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. 

r 




General Judiciary 
Defends chief justice 



To the Editor: 

!n the Editor's note following 
Melinda Little's letter to NEWS 
November 22, there is the im- 
plication thai the delay in action 
on the Honor Code is due lo 
irresponsibility on the part of the 
Chief Justice. Because, in fact, she 
has been dealing carefully with 
this matter we would like to cor- 
rect any impression to the con- 
trary. 

During this last summer the 
Chief Justice and the President of 
College Government prepared to 
introduce into Central Registra- 
tion the mandatory pledge to up- 
hold the Honor Code as they had 



A. Trexler defends 
Dance activities 



To the Editor: 

As the faculty member respon- 

liblc for planning the dance 

I cuEiiculum, I would like to res- 

' pond lo Jackie Coleman's recent 

letter to the Editor regarding the 

lack of ballet classes at Wellesley. 

Ballet 1 and II are but two of 



Security? 



To the Editor 

In response to your request for 
tommenis on Security — 

Twice I have been ill-treated by 
wurity personnel — 

Once when I asked a policeman 
'« turn Ihe volume down on the 
'tievision in Schneider so that I 
tould converse with my friend on 
ihe second slory. Need I tell you 
ilie abusive language uttered back 
'« me? Something about the f-ing 
[""sic being too loud. As a 
"docile" female, I quietly 
"Ircatcd. 

A second time when as a new 
'Indent. I drove my car the wrong 
*ay down a one-way street. As a 
itw student I was shocked to find 
™t Wellesley employed such ill- 
"lannered. seemingly perverse 
f*"""!!, Martye Marshall 



FOOL'S JiVeft.- 



the eight dance activities taught 
by one dance faculty member at 
various times during the school 
year. In addition Experience 
Dance (Semester I) includes a 
large ballet component on a more 
advanced level as do the Dance 
Group technique classes. Dance 
Group has recently shown a film 
on ballet to which the college 
community was invited, and 
students continue to take off- 
campus classes as an independent 
Physical Education option. All of 
the above is evidence that ballet is 
not neglected here at Wellesley 
even though the present selection 
of aclivilcs may not fuirill all 
students' needs. Were a salary 
available for another dance facul- 
ty member, ihere would un- 
doubtedly be more ballet classes 
added to the curriculum as Ms. 
Coleman has suggested. A 
meeting to discuss the dance 
curriculum is being planned for 
the end of the semester, and infor- 
mation about it is posted in the 
dance studio. 

Alice Trexler 
Dance Acdrlties 




been directed by ihe Honor Code 
Committee and Senate. In the 
week before College opened the 
college lawyer raised questions 
about the legality of this 
procedure and it became clear 
that its implementation had to be 
delayed. This delay was in no way 
Ihe faull of the Chief Justice. 

In September and throughout 
the fall she carried on a program 
of education for the entire com- 
munity, distributing the new 
Genera! Judiciary Procedures and 
Guidelines, and speaking at class 
meetings. Academic Council, and 
Senate. She met with the Vil 
Juniors and Heads of House. In a 
small group composed of 
members from Senate and Mr. 
Lochlin from the Honor Code 
Committee, she worked to 
develop a signed honor statement 
that would answer earlier objec- 
tions. 

In the meantime other 
members of the college communi- 
ty have raised fuTtbcr 
philosophical questions about the 
Honor Code which cannot be 
dealt with lightly or quickly. On 
November 18. the Chief Justice 
announced to Senate that she 
would ask Academic Council to 
maintain the present examination 
structure while deliberations are 
continuing. Academic Council has 
accepted her recommendation at 
its November 21 meeting. Recent- 
ly, she held a lengthy, constructive 
meeting of the General Judiciary 
to report on what she had been do- 
ing and to ask advice. We feel that 
the Chief Justice is working hard 
to make possible at Wellesley an 
Honor Code which functions well 
and is endorsed by all members of 
the community. 

Elizabeth Blake 

William Herrmann 

Elizabeth Hair 

Vivian Ingersoll 

Eric Kurtz 

Paula Muntz 

Joan B. Mel«In 

Bea Moe 

Shirley Quinn 

{Members of the General 

Judiciary) 






Down: 



Across: 

Straight line: 

Dolled line: 
Arrowed line: 



% of students majoring 
or intending to maior in 
an area (100% = total 
number of Humanities 
majors, etc.). 



Actual hours estimated 
— Humanities 

— Social Science 

»»>) Natural Science 



Editorial grossly misrepresents 
Student attitude about Security 



To the Editor: 

You can't be serious! The front 
page editorial about the security 
force in the Nov. 22nd issue of 
NEWS is a gross misrepresenta- 
tion of the attitude of Wellesley 
students (and according lo inside 
sources, of the NEWS staff itselQ 
about our security force. The only 
really valid issues raised are the 
lack of communication about 



security problems on campus and 
the parking lot fees. But the 
overall tone of the editorial and 
many of the issues cited seemed 
very petty and unjust. For exam- 
ple, the author dramatically stales 
that "a Wellesley student whose 
car has been vandalized, or who 
has been frightened while walking 
on campus, finds litlle comfort a 
at the sight of a Smith and 
Wesson in ihe holster of a 63 year 




Winter term violates 
Rights of students 



To the Editor: 

Although many facts aboul 
Winter Term '75 have been cir- 
culated by Ihe Winter Term Com- 
mitlee and the Office of 
Educational Research and 
Dcvclopmcnl. some most in- 
teresting and relevant facts have 
remained unannounced. These 
should be brought to Ihe attention 
of the Wellesley College com- 
munity as surely as all other items 
of information have been. The 
Winter Term Proposal that 
Academic Council considered, 
discussed, and finally approved 
last spring listed four objectives 
and eleven topics of procedure. 
Item number two on this list of 
procedures was 
"No.2, RESIDENCE: Only 
two or three dormitories and 
one kitchen would remain 
open. Students from other 
dorms would move together in 
[he following manner: 

a. A sign-up list would be 
posted with the names of 
students in the open dor- 
mitories not staying for Winter 
Term. 

b. Students from closed dorms 
would sign up to live in the 
room of a friend or acquain- 
tance on the list. 

c. Students in ihc open dor- 



mitories will be strongly en- 
couraged to sublet their rooms 
to participating students but 
will retain a right of refusal. 

The residence contract is 
currently being re-written and 
should include a clause that 
makes this possible." 

Obviously, the Winter Term we 
are being "offered," which claims 
the authorization of Academic 
Council, bears little resemblance 
to this proposal in terms of 
residence policy. Winter Term '75 
can succeed only if the College 
forces students who cannot or do 
nol want lo attend Winter Term 
to give up their rooms during 
January. This forced move entails 
a great deal of lime spent packing, 
since the College will assume no 
liability for anything left in the 
rooms; and it requires such great 
amounts of lime in the midst of 
final exams. Winter Term '75 is 
not "voluntary and self- 
supporting," as Academic Coun- 
cil mandated it should be. 

Whether or not Winter Term 
'75 will occur remains lo be seen. 
If il docs, it will represent a gross 
inequity, a project built upon dis- 
crimination and exploitation, of 
which Wellesley can hardly be 
proud. 

Ellen Myer 



old man." I wonder how many of 
us have ever seen a Smith and 
Wesson on a Wellesley security 
guard, and if we have noticed a 
gun, would we feel better if it was 
in ihe holster of a 33 year old 
man? In other words, many of the 
issues raised are simply not issues. 
I hope that the Wellesley security 
force realizes that they arc more 
kindly thought of (including ihe 
63 year olds) than this article 
would have them believe. 

Articles such as this one and the 
completely unjust editorial com- 
ments about [he Chief Justice in 
the same issue arc very disturbing. 
It appears that the editor is really 
not quite so concerned with 
N EW'S responsibility as a source 
of correc[ information on this 
campus" as with its assumed role 
us [he discloscr of make-believe 
"Watergate" issues. This campus 
needs watchdogs, but they should 
get their facts straight before ac- 
ting, 

Mary Wood '75 

Conference 
Succeeds 

To the Editor: 

Following the Many Roads - 
1974, the Career Services OfTicc 
has received numerous reports 
from Ihe students and the other 
members of the college communi- 
ty expressing the many values 
they had found in this second all- 
college careers conference. Alum- 
nae participants have written lo 
state their deep appreciation and 
enjoyment of returning to the 
college to share their experiences 
and to have the opportunities af- 
forded lo meet students, faculty, 
administrators, and their fellow 
alumnae. 

The success of the conference is 
due to the widespread and effec- 
tive help given planning and in 
carrying out the plans by so 
many in the Wellesley College 
community. To students, faculty, 
and personnel from departments 
and offices throughout the 
college, our deep appreciation and 
admiration for the cooperation 
and enthusiasm and efficient 
assistance that made Many 
Roads-1974 memorable! 

Joan Fiss Bishop, 
Director 



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VOLUME LXXI, NUMBER 10 



WELLESLEY, MASSACHUSETTS 



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Guidelines set for student access to files 
as College complies with Privacy Act 



By Reoee Edel 1% 



Betdna Blake, Dean of Academic Program* discusses tladuit rights to 
privacy. 



"The idea of the Privacy Act is 
to protect everyone's right to 
privacy, not just that of the 
students." staled Bcllina Blake, 
Dean of Academic Programs. 
This is why guidelines have been 
established regarding students' 
access lo ihcjr files. 

The files are divided up amone 
eight various offices, including ad- 
mission, Hnancial aid, career ser- 
vices and the infirmary. Each of- 
fice has established its own 
regulations governing the 
procedure for viewing the par- 
ticular part of the files contained 
in its department. These 
guidelines were set up after con- 
sulting with the President's Ad- 



Foreign art scholarship set up 



A generous scholarship fund 
has been recently established at 
Wellesley by the estate of Mrs. 
Martha Stcchcr Reed '32 in honor 
of Mrs, Reed's parents Henry W. 
and Margaret Dixon Slecher. The 
scholarship fund is designated 
"for the purpose of enabling 
worthy students attending 
Wellesley College lo study art 
abroad with preference being 
given lo the study of art in 
Florence, Italy or in Europe 
generally ... " 

The scholarship fund may be 
used for approved foreign study 
programs during the academic 
year or during the summer. It 
may also support individual 

Christian Science 
Counselor named 
to Wellesley 

A new Christian Science Cam- 
pus Counselor has been appointed 
to Wellesley College by the Chris- 
lian Science Board of Directors in 
Boston. Miriam Chapman Peiffer 
of Dover includes Wellesley with 
seven other college and university 
campuses she serves as counselor. 
Mrs. Peiffer. will hold office 
hours on campus every Thursday 
from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in room 
207 of Schneider Center, phone 
extension 722. She may also be 
reached day or night by phoning 
785-0713. She will be available to 
anyone on campus to answer 
questions, as well as lo help in- 
dividuals find solutions to 
problems. 

A Christian Science Prac- 
titioner. Mrs. Peiffer has worked 
as an advisor, lo many music and 
athletic organizaiions in the pasl. 
Mrs. Sally Hoagland of Dover 
continues this year as advisor lo 
ihe Christian Science Organiza- 
tion on campus. The Organization 
holds weekly meetings Monday 
evenings at J p.m. in Schneider 
Center which are open to all 
visitors. 



research projects leading to 350 or 
370 work in the way that the 
Slater Scholarships are used for 
summer research leading to 370 
projects. 

Application for the scholarship' 
funds should be made through the 
Office of Foreign Study. 
Applications for programs in the 
academic year 1975-1976 will be 
due February 17. 1975; 
applications for summer study 



will be due later in Term 11 at a 
date to be announced later. 

Preference will be given to ma- 
jors in Ihe fields of art history, 
studio art and to inlerdeparlmen- 
lal majors in Classical and Near 
Easlcrn archaeology. The 
applications will be read by the 
Art Department Slecher 
Scholarships Commillec in 
cooperation with the Foreign 
Study Committee. 



visory Council, composed of 
faculty members, administrative 
members and members of the stu- 
dent body. 

One of the guidelines deals with 
the definition of the term 
"studenl." There have been 
problems in determining whether 
or not the act applies to alumnae 
and continuing education 
sludcnts. Wellesley College has 
defined it as any person currently 
attending the College. 

Another such term is "official 
record," This was defined as any 
record open to Wellesley College 
officials. Il does not include a 
student's medical files. 

Changes this act would bring 
aboui, as established in the 
guidelines, include the idea that a 
student would have to grant per- 
mission in order for her transcript 
to be released to a third party, 
This means that if a student is 
placed on academic probation. 



her parents may be notified of the 
probation without the student's 
consent, but the reasons for Ihe 
probation cannot be released 
without consent. 

Another difference is that a stu- 
denl would be able to view her 
medical record, although it is not 
normally considered to be an of- 
ficial record. In order to do this, 
she would have lo classify her 
medical file as an official record. 
thus making it accessible to all 
college officials. 

Admission to Wellesley would 
depend more on objective infor- 
mation, such as test scores, than it 
currently does. This is because Ihe 
validity of written recommen- 
dations presently required for ad- 
mission would be questionable, 
since the author of the recommen- 
dation would be rcluctanl lo com- 
ment negatively about a student 
knowing that she would be able to 
read these comments. 



In order for a student to mH 
letter of rc:ommendalion wrh, ' 
prior lo [he establishmcm n 
Privacy Act. she will have to . 
quest permission from the auiL 
ofthat letter^ This permi4;y 
tobemlheformofalelicrioiv 

[heTlter''''"^""'''"''''"''H 

Although these guidelines \ver, 
approved by Academic Cound 
onNovcmver21,theywiIlnoib! 
implemented until Congress yZ. 
on the clarifications of ihe Privao 
Act. The guidelines are not IcmIiJ ' 

binding and may be challcriBaii, I 
a student. * "'I 

Yet even when all mMSLfH 
become operative, Ihe smdj,, , 
may not be able to see her rcconli 
immediately. Each departmcni 
has a 45-da> period within whict 
lo fulfill a student's request lo 
view the files in that particular of- 
fice. 



Forum and WWC to sponsor 
NOW Advisory Committee meeting 



Research fellows named 



Wellesley College has formed a 
Research Fellows Program which 
will enable fifteen Boston area 
scholars to use Ihe College's 
library resources. The Wellesley 
College libraries currently have 
560,741 volumes and subscribe to 
2.274 journals. 

The Wellesley College 
Research Fellows will be given 
full privileges in the main library 
and some will be provided with 
separate study areas for the period 
of one year. Fellows will also be 
encouraged lo join in the intellec- 
tual and social life of one of the 
College's academic departments 
and of the College at large. While 
no stipend is provided, there is no 
fee for any of the privileges ex- 
tended. 

Men and women interested in 
becoming Wellesley Research 
Fellows should provide evidence 
of scholarly contributions and of 
participation in original research. 
For applications and more infor- 
mation on the Wellesley College 
Research Fellows Program, con- 
tact Helen Brown. Librarian. 
Wellesley College. Wellesley 
Mass. 



The first two Wellesley 
Research Fellows, recently 
designated, are Catherine Me- 
nand and Eva Engel. Ms. Me- 
nand. who taught English at 
.Gariand Junior College and 
has served as a consultant to 
Educational Projects, Inc.. will be 
working on a political biography 
of Sameul Adams, Dr. Engel. a 
professor of German who has 
taught at Universities here and 
abroad, will be editing two 
critical-historical volumes on the 
works of Moses Mendelssohn 



The Wellesley Women's Com- 
mitlce and Forum, with the 
assistance of Wilma Scott Heide, 
arc organizing a meeting of the 
National Organizalion for 
Women Advisory Committee 
(NAC) at Wellesley College the 
weekend of February 14 through 
16. The Committee sees the 
weekend as a unique opportunity 
for both NAC to hold its first for- 
mal meeting and for ihe Wellesley 
Community to benefit from the 
NAC. 

The NAC is made up of both 
men and *omcn who have con- 
tributed significantly to the 
feminist movement', including 
Bella Abzug, Congress woman of 
New York City; Caroline Bird. 
author; Shirley Chisolm, 
Congresswoman of New York; 
Gloria Steinam, editor of MS. 
magazine, and many olher out- 
standing figures. 
Wilma Scott Hcide has 



suggested that Wellesley could be 
instrumental in providing meeting 
space and time for this occasion. 
Beyond NAC's meeling. she has 
also suggested thai this would be 
an opportunity for the college to 
participate in activities with the 
NAC members. 

The committee is now seeking 
support of the college in both 
ideas and funds lo make this 
weekend possible. The estimated 



cost for the weekend induda 
primarily travel expenses for tht 
NAC members, approximaidi 
S2,000_ 10 $2,500. Presently ih( 
Committee has a promise of SIOOO 
funding. They are seeking support 
from all departments anj 
organizations. Further infomj- 
lion can he oblained from cilb 
Sarah Lichtenstein in Severance, 
or Stephanie Pardo in Pomeroy, 



LIBRARY HOURS 

Library will be open: Library Hours 

Dec. 20 8:15 - 5 p.m. 

Dec. 21 9:00 - 5 p.m. 

Daily 

9 - 12 noon; 1 - 4:30 p.m. 

Closed Dec. 22, 24, 25 

Dec. 28. 29 
Jan, 1, 4, 5 
Jan. II. 12 



Jan. 13-31. 1975 
Feb. I & 2, 1975 

Library will be open; 

Mon. - Fri. 9 - 5 p.m. 

Saturday 9 - 1 p.m. 

Sunday I - 5 p.ni. 



worKS 01 Moses Mendelssohn. -°"" "e "guic.. j |j 

Wilma Scott Hcide has I ' '"^ 

Workload Questionnaires Evaluated 



INVITATION TO ACTION 

The Chaplaincy Farm Workers' 
Project warmly welcomes any and 
all members of the College com- 
munity to join with our "con- 
sumer education committee" in a 
fine Sunday afternoon celebration 
in from of Ihe Farm Sland in 
Wayland. For the pasl few Sun- 
days we have engaged in joyfull 
informaticnal picketing in protest 
01 this store, continued sales of 
'scab' grapes. We hope lo suf- 
ficienlly educate the store's 
clicniel by means of signs and 
pamphlet- so as to convince them 
nol to buy the grapes, and to 
thereby aid our brothers and 
sisters in the California ficjds We 
Will meet in the Schneider Link at 
1:00 pm.. and should be out for 
about two hours or so. Join usi 
And dress warmlyl 



Tupelos to 
sing tomorrow 

The Wellesley Tupelos, a ten- 
women a capcila singing group. 
will present a concert on Satur- 
day. December 7, at 7:30 p.m. on 
Schneider main stage. The con- 
cert, entitled "Winter Warbles," 
includes performances by six 
groups from other New England 
colleges: the Spizzwinks from 
Yale, the Gamut and ShwilTs 
from Connecticut College, the 
Whims from Whealon. and the 
Logarhyihms and a newly-formed 
female group called the Kcytones 
from M.I.T. 

The music performed at con- 
certs such as this is varied, rang- 
ing from Roaring Twenties to 
present-day folk and rock music 
Concerts are oflen full of surprises 

The Tupelos have experienced 
some of these surprises while at 
other schools for similar concerts 
On November 27. for example, 
the Tupes went up to Middlebury 
College in Vermont to sing with 
four olher groups. What manner 
of entertainment will be presented 
by the Tupelos et. al. is yet un- 
known, but all will be revealed to 
us on December 7 



The Work Load and Calendar 
Questionnaire was designed in the 
late spring of 1974 by Amy Reiscn 
'75 and Arthur Gold of the Office 
of Educational Research and 
Development, after consultation 
with authorities at Williams 
College, where a similar question- 
naire had been given in the fall. 
The questionnaire included 16 
short-answer questions and one 
open-ended question. Ap- 
proximately 2/3 of the student 
body responded. Selections from 
the open-ended question appear at 
the end of this study. For con- 
venience in analyzing the resulu 
of the short-answer questions, we 
decided not to compute for 
students taking fewer than or 
more than four courses. There 
were 827 taking four courses, in- 
cluding 293 freshman (35%). 253 
sophomores (30%). 163 juniors 
(20%), 113 seniors{14%). and four 
belonging to other categories. 13% 
of the total were taking one or 
more courses al M.I.T. 

Also for convenience in analyz- 
ing the results, we did not com- 
pute for "major or intended ma- 
jor." Rather, we computed for the 
area (Humanities. Social Science. 
Natural Science) in which ihe 
major or the intended major fell, 
We counted double-majors falling 
in two areas twice (once in each 
area), and we did nottounl the in- 
tended majors of freshmen. Thus, 
of nonfreshmcn taking four 
courses, 222 (38%) arc in the 
Humanilies. 269 (46%) are in ihc 
Social Sciences, and 99 (16%) are 
in the Sciences. 

QUESTIONS 
I. There is a significant and 
serious work load problem at 
Wellesley. 

STRONGLY AGREE 234 (28%) 
AGREE 349 (42%) ' 



DISAGREED 193 (23%) 
STRONGLY DISAGREED 28 

(3.4%) 

2. For this past spring semester, 
the number of hours I spent doing 
the required work in all my 
courses combined was significant- 
ly in excess of what I would con- 
sider reasonable 

SA 100(12%) 
A 226 (27%) 
D 186 (47%) 
SD91 (11%) 

3. The work load in most courses 
is reasonable, but there is a 
significant number of courses re- 
quiring an excessive amount of 
time. 

SA 264 (32%) 
A 410 (49%) 
D It)6(l3%) 
SD 21 (3%) 

4. The amount of required work 
expected of sludcnls by most 
Wellesley teachers is loo orcat 
SA 121 (15%) ** 

A 275 (33%) 
D 366 (44%) 
SD 38 (5%) 

5. Work load varies with each par- 
ticular student's relation to each 
particular subject studied: No 
attempt should be made to stan- 
dardize it. 

SA 123(15%) 
A 273 (33%) 
D 299 (36%) 
SD 78 (9%) 

6. Competitive pressure. I feel 
that 1 must secure high grades in 
nearly all of my courses. 

a very serious factor 199 (24%) 
a serious factor 321 (31%) 
a minor factor 160 (19%) 
not a factor 22 (3%) 

7. Uneven pace of work. The 
amount of required work tends to 
be unevenly distributed 
throughout the semester. 

very serious factor 381 (46%) 



serious factor 256 (31%) 
minor factor 160 (19%) 
not a factor at all 22 (3%) 

8. Ineffective use of study lime I 
have trouble budgeting my lime 
very serious factor 109 (13%) 
serious factor 147(18%) 
minor facior 338 (41%) 

nol a factor at all 222 (27%) 

9. If the program interested me, I 
would seriously consider paying 
SI 35 for a three-week Winter 
lerm in January, even though 

NO 496 (60%) 

10. I think the college ought to 
give consideration io a schedule 

encouraging some courses to meet 
(o^r^ fifly mmules, three times a 

YES 364 (44%) 

NO 442 (53%) 

What^can be learned from these 

resul?''?''' kI""**' ''8"""«=an> 
Bmoh n-='"^'^'^"=<' in the first 
graph. Discrepancies between es- 

'3-s of actual work and e. 



ADVENT WORSHIP 
CELEBRATION 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8 

HAM CHAPEL 
SUSAN ANDREWS 



(23% considers it actual, 29% con- 
siders it reasonable). In boih 
categories a great number of 
students seems to fall immediaiel) 
lo one side or to the olher oflhis 
figure. 

The open-ended question was u 
follows: 

We would appreciate your general 
comments on the pace of life ^i 
Wellesley, Do you never halt 
lime to lake in a movie or go out 
for a beer and pizza? Is il true that 
a student who chooses to respond 
lo most of the demands made on 
her by her courses has too lil'l' 
time for relaxation, rcctealioi 
and extra-curricular activities? 0' 
do you think that the curteni 
course schedule permils a variel) 
ofrcasonable solutions to the age- 
old problem of budgeting one's 
lime. 

In order lo make up for ""' 
neglect of respondents lak'"? 
fewer or more than four courses, 
wc drew our examples fof '•'^ 
open-ended questions largely froni 
them. 

The following is a kind of 
anthology: 

I. There is definitely too much 
pressure. 

It is a sad but unfortunate fa*;' 
that a "reasonable" course-loan 
on Wclleslcy's campus is becom; 
ing an increasing scarcity. "G"' 
courses arc a necessary facel ol 
college life because they allow one 
to spend greater time on ones 
major courses and allow time (or 
personal growth and developing"' 



outside of academia. 



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I think the questions 
"pressure" and work load are noi 
at all exaggerated but rather fl« 
played down. I very strongly "' 
sent that I must .soend so n""^" 
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